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Parish Bulletin 8th February 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

08 February 2015

        01 8256207


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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm






Priest on Duty: Fr. Gerry   



Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on this Monday 9th February at 8.00pm


A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will take place on Tuesday 10th February at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


A meeting of parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place on Wednesday 11th February at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre







The Rule of St. Benedict states that “all visitors who call are to be welcomed as if they were Christ... Let the greatest care be taken, especially in the reception of the poor, because Christ is received more specially in them”                                                                  St. Benedict


“Every person matters; no human life is redundant. Every individual must be given the opportunity to live a life in which his or her basic needs are provided for and in which, so far as is reasonably possible, their full potential is realised”                                                         Cardinal Basil Hume


“So I don’t want any devil, seen or unseen, visiting fear on you....But if the devil should trouble you with all sorts of struggles and illusions or with fear of not being able to persevere in the works you’ve begun, take heart and say, “I will be able to do everything through Christ crucified, for he has overcome the devils for me”                                                                        St. Catherine of Siena


“Man becomes smaller, not greater when there is no longer any room for a gaze turned towards God”    

                                                                                                                   Pope Benedict


“To have faith in God is to surrender one’s self to God, humbly to put one’s interest, or to wish to be allowed to put them into his hands who is the Sovereign Giver of all good”

    Blessed John Henry Newman




0  08 Feb

    Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

15 Feb

     Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Louise Kelly & Joe Gorman

7. 7.00pm

Nuala Callaghan

1  9.00am    

Eugene & Ronnie Brannigan

1  9.00am


1 11.00am    

John Brazil (Months Memory)

Al Maroney

1  11.00am

John Butler (Months Memory)

1 12.15pm    

Michael Eiffe

Tom Everard

Patrick & Mazie Kennedy

Martin Kerrigan

1  12.15pm

Michael & Bridget Carey





Monday          Special Intention      Tuesday         Special Intention                     Wednesday    Gordon Alford

Thursday       Barney Urell            Saturday        No morning Mass

Next weekend at our Masses, the boys and girls who are preparing for their First Confessions and First Holy Communion will attend their third the “Do This in Memory of Me” Mass. We welcome them along with their parents.


The Priory Institute: Theology Matters. Join our enthusiastic student community and study theology from home or in class. Application deadline is 23rd February. Phone 01-4048124 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit


Medjugorje pilgrimages: 7 nights apartment B&B, airport transport, flight and pilgrimage programme for €550 per person sharing on 13th, 15th and 20th April. Contact 01 44 34510 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make your booking. Call for other dates in April, May & Sept


Pilgrimage from Meath Diocese to the Holy Land under the leadership of Sr. Concilio Rock and Frs. Gerry Mac Cormack and Dwayne Gavin. Friday 4th to Saturday 12th September. This is a 9 day pilgrimage. €1,250 per person sharing plus taxes. To reserve a place contact Map Travel to complete the booking form with the deposit of €250 per person. Map Travel 01-8783111or  or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Enquiries to Kingscourt Parish at 042-9667314


Ratoath Community Centre in association with Louth/Meath Education Training Board will run Craft & Needlework courses in the Centre commencing on Mon 23rd February.   These are 8 week courses and cost €30 per person – places are limited.  For information on the courses contact the Community Centre on 01/6895600.

Our Daffodil Centres across Dublin (Beaumont, Mater Misericordiae, St. James, St. Vincents, Tallaght and The Hermitage Lucan) are currently recruiting new volunteers to add to their teams. This includes volunteers for our new centre which is due to open in St. Luke’s Rathgar after Easter 2015. We’re looking for volunteers to support the Daffodil Centre Nurse by welcoming visitors and showing them the range of information available. Cherine McGuinness  Daffodil CentreAdministrator Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd, Dublin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700

Ratoath Men's Shed continues to meet every Tuesday morning at 11am in Ratoath Parish Pastoral Centre. Call in for a chat and coffee. Guest  speakers. Tel 087-2596753 for further details.

Ratoath GAA presents its 2015 Cheltenham Preview Night on Tuesday 24th February in the clubhouse. In conjunction with Paddy Power we are pleased to announce a panel of Irish sports legends, Barry Geraghty, SharkHanlon, Gordon Elliott, along with a host of others. Admission €20, includes €10 free Paddy Power bet - complimentary Finger Food on the night, from 8pm

Music in Dalgan  Sunday 8th February at 3pm, with a return visit by Antóin MacGabhann and friends in a concert of Irish traditional Music. Tickets available at Reception, Dalgan Park, Navan. Adults €15, students €5. Proceeds to Columban Missions.

The Alzheimer's Cafe on Monday 9th February at the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin from 2pm to 4 pm. All those suffering from Dementia, their families, Carers and friends welcome.

Thursday 12th February: Meath Archaeological and Historical Society - launch of 2015 Journal by Most Rev. Dr Michael Smith, followed by lecture: "Seventeenth Century Meath: Messages and meanings from local maps and surveys" by Dr Arnold Horner. Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, 7.30pm. Inquiries to J. Clancy, 01 8259438



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